WATCH: We Tried 4 Chinese Fast Food Monstrosities

By Sky Gidge, December 22, 2016

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'We Try It' is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.

Oh China, you might not have gone through an imperialistic streak like the West, but you are the conqueror of cuisines. While fast food chains on other parts of the globe might pride themselves in serving up the same dishes – the game in the Middle Kingdom seems to be adapt or die. This month we take a look at four fast bites with distinctly Chinese characteristics. 

Watch our culinary escapades below (VPN off):


Our intrepid eaters:


1.) Katrina Shi – Video Intern

“I’m a Cantonese and people say we eat everything. I can tolerate almost any food. I usually eat Chinese food, but like some Western food.”

2.) Matt Bossons – PRD Web Editor

“I enjoy Western food: pizzas, burgers, deep-fried things. Although I do enjoy sushi, Indian food and I’ve been known to scrabble on Sichuan hot pot from time to time.”

3.) Ziyi Yuan – Shenzhen Events Editor

“I’m from north China. Honestly, I prefer spicy and salty food, though KFC used to be my favorite food.”

4.) Sky Thomas Gidge – Shenzhen Editor

“I enjoy mashed potatoes and cooked carrots, mostly simple things. Today my stomach is particularly sensitive, so this will be an interesting trial of my digestive system.” 

Without further ado, the deviant dishes!

Sichuan Style Spicy Beef Pizza – Pizza Hut


“The beef is obviously quite cheap. It’s soft and squishy. Also, corn on a pizza? Come on.”-Matt

“Not bad, but it’s just normal Pizza Hut Pizza.”-Ziyi 

“I think it's weird. Combining Sichuan food with pizza? It looks good. But it’s just weird, like putting hot pot on pizza.”-Katrina

“It’s good. Is this onion? Some sort of tasty sprig? Maybe the meat is a bit cheap, but I like it. I would order it again.”-Sky

Chicken and Shrimp Burger with Honey Mustard – KFC


“I’d try this once, but never again. It’s just like a bun stuffed with honey mustard.” -Sky

“Wow, honey mustard everywhere. It’s sort of like surf and turf but a really sh*tty version and disgusting. I won’t eat this again.” -Matt

“I don’t know why you guys are saying this is weird. It’s just a hamburger with shrimp and chicken. I like it.” -Katrina

“I have to say this is pretty weird.” -Ziyi

Butterfly Shrimp – Burger King


“Boring.” -Matt

“It looks weird and it tastes weird and I don’t know why they call it butterfly shrimp.” -Ziyi 

“Not bad. There is supposed to be cheese, but I don’t taste any. I’d eat it again if someone gave it to me. It’s kind of needlessly ornate.” -Sky 

“It’s just the usual fried food you can get in Burger King.” -Katrina

Beijing Duck with Cucumber Pizza – Pizza Hut


"That tastes like sh*t. Not good. Not good at all. Don’t buy this." -Matt

“It smells good, let’s find out… I can’t swallow it.” -Katrina

“Don’t try it. Don’t try it. Don’t try it. Don’t try it.” -Ziyi

“I don’t think duck and pizza should go together and Pizza Hut made one of the food mistakes of the century when they did this.” -Sky

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[Images via Katrina Shi]

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